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Windows 7: Boot problems


18 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Boot problems

I have a machine with Intel 945GNT board, Transcend 2 GB RAM with 667 MHZ, Seagate 500 GB SATA HDD, Samsung 80 GB IDE HDD. Everything was going good with my XP, but when I installed Windows 7 Enterprise, it takes more than 5 minutes to come up to OS selection screen. Before coming to OS selection it has black screen with blinking cursor on left. I removed all partitions and tried installing Windows 7 on Seagate HDD with with other one removed at that time. Also did same with Samsung IDE but problem persists. Can anybody please help me? Thanks in advance!

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18 Apr 2011   #2

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Welcome to the forums.
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18 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post
???????? Please be a bit more descriptive!!

And welcome to the forums.
Whenever I try to boot into windows 7, I get blinking cursor on top left corner with black screen. This situation is there for 5 minutes and then it boots finely into Windows 7. Thanks in advance!
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18 Apr 2011   #4

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Are you running a 64bit or 32bit machine.. You should have a look at your BIOS settings to see if the bootup time is not being delayed by the BIOS.
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18 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post
Are you running a 64bit or 32bit machine.. You should have a look at your BIOS settings to see if the bootup time is not being delayed by the BIOS.
Thanks for quick reply. I am running a 32 bit machine. I put my Win 7 installed HDD as first to boot. Also system becomes extremely slow within period of black screen. Even if i press numlock within that period, it takes 5 seconds to glow the led on key board. Please help!
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18 Apr 2011   #6

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Does it boot up in safe mode fine? Have you checked out your boot settings for the delay option.
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18 Apr 2011   #7

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Have you tried resetting the CMOS via the battery.?
You must also configure your startup applications,
-Run
-msconfig.exe
-startup
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18 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SmurofNeves View Post
Have you tried resetting the CMOS via the battery.?
You must also configure your startup applications,
-Run
-msconfig.exe
-startup
It boots fine in safe mode, but menu for booting in safe mode comes after black screen which stays there for 5 minutes. I haven't tried resetting CMOS. Please tell me if will it be resolved by updating BIOS. I am having bios version from year 2006. Latest is released in 2009.
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18 Apr 2011   #9

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Its no easy task updating your BIOS!! I'd advise you to stay away from there... Lets rather work on this.Try .. Run >cmd >sfc /scannow after that chkdsk /r then reboot and wait for the chkdsk to complete all 5 stages.. Then report back,,
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18 Apr 2011   #10

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Do you have both OS's on one drive? Why does it give you the BOOT SELECTION?
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